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GARRISON’S ENGLISHMAN FROM OXFORD AT NARA?

CAN ANYONE PUT A NAME ON THIS ENGLISHMAN FROM OXFORD?

THANKS, BK

In his book On the Trail of the Assassins, Jim Garrison (p. 201) says”

“By the spring of 1967 we had acquired an ‘assistant special team’ made up of the volunteers. The extra team turned out to be a great lift to the moral of the special team. One volunteer we picked up was a young Englishman who had been working at the National Archives in Washington. He sent us copies of his excellent research work, and inasmuch as we had no one in Washington to do archive research – in particular to obtain copies of Commission documents for us – we added him to the staff. Later, we had him move down to New Orleans to maintain our own accumulating investigative files, which we called ‘the Archives.’”

(p. 266) “Looking back,….Our office had been infiltrated by the federal government, and Bill Boxley had stolen many of our files. As if that were not enough, a week or two before the trial began Lou Ivon learned that the young Englishman from Oxford who was in charge of our archives had given copies of many of our files to the defense…”

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GARRISON’S ENGLISHMAN FROM OXFORD AT NARA?

CAN ANYONE PUT A NAME ON THIS ENGLISHMAN FROM OXFORD?

THANKS, BK

Thomas Bethel [i've also seen it spelled "Bethell"] was the Englishman from Oxford.

Here is a link to Bethell's diary of the Garrison investigation:

http://mcadams.posc.mu.edu/bethell1.htm

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The good thieving Mr. Bethell currently writes for National Review (what a surprise) and has a new book out from Regnery called "The Politically Incorrect Guide to Science." No kidding.

The BRILLIANT Mr Bechtell...err Bethell can be heard eating crow via the mp3 link....

This is another "media asset" who seems to crumble under scrutiny when in a proper public forum.

Normally, in a bounded debate, where the station owners support the right, the "asset" is always right...

http://www.boingboing.net/2006/06/18/scien...vocate_des.html

Reminds me of a few people around here...

Long in wind, short on facts....

Cheers

The MP3 is well worht the listen

"Sunday, June 18, 2006

Science advocate destroys global warming/AIDS dismisser

Last week, Ira Flatow of NPR's Science Friday program did a segment on politics and science, bringing on Tom Bethell, author of The Politically Incorrect Guide to Science, and Chris Mooney, author of The Republican War on Science. The former is the author of a book that accuses the left of distorting science to fabricate the AIDS crisis, global climate change, the prohibition against stem cell research, and other well-known politically charged scientific crises. Mooney, the Washington correspondent for the excellent SEED magazine, which is the best science and policy magazine on the stands, is especially masterful in the debate.

Bethell has nothing going for him -- he's regurgitating throughly debunked pseudo-science ("the Earth actually cooled at the start of the 20th Century") and rather than let this turn into a "I'm right-No, I'm right" talk-show, Mooney just quietly, thoroughly and masterfully destroys Bethell. He is firm, concise and sharp, while Bethell is meandering, incoherent, and fuzzy. The MP3 is up as part of the Science Friday podcast -- great both for the content and for Mooney's excellent radio-show ninjitsu. Show notes link, MP3 link

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